Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Senior Level Securities Lawyer (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising public and private issuers on a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions. The ideal candidate will be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • at least 8 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in securities law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful applicant’s experience will include significant experience:

  • acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products
  • working with corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations
  • dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters
  • taking the primary responsibility for complex transactions, including leading a team of associates and articling students

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris, Director, Professional Resources & Administration at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising public and private issuers on a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions. The ideal candidate will be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • at least 4 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in securities law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful applicant’s experience will include:

  • experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products
  • experience working with corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations
  • experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters
  • experience taking the primary responsibility for multiple files, including leading a team of junior associates and articling students

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources & Administration at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris.

Mid- to Senior Level Corporate Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • at least 4 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in corporate, commercial, and oil and gas law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate’s experience will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Experience leading teams in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and marketing arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Legal Practice Assistant, Intellectual Property (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Supporting a team of Patent Prosecution principals in the Intellectual Property (IP) department, the Legal Practice Assistant is responsible for managing the administrative side of their practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal/Client Support

  • Act as key contact for all matters relating to:
    • coordinating travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and travel expense reports;
    • completing LSUC renewal applications, and tracking CPD credits; and
    • updating bios, internal and external conferences, and liaising with Boards, etc.
  • Prepare client correspondence in accordance with the requirements set by the principal/practice group,
    as required.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms, and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and
    client-related activities (i.e., set up/maintain tickler (FogBugz) system to ensure principals engage with clients on a regular basis).
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications, and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen, and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals. Respond to routine
    inquiries and requests from clients, and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the
    firm.
  • Provide backup support when other Legal Practice Assistants are absent, are at capacity, and/or
    managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with others in their team/quad in scheduling vacation, breaks/lunches, and
    absenteeism time to ensure principals are well supported.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required (e.g., Facilities, Marketing, etc.).
  • Liaise and work closely with Legal Document Specialists and Support Assistants, as appropriate, to
    ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Partner with principals to ensure docket time is entered by set deadlines and follow up with principals
    as required.
  • Monitor and review outstanding WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure timely billing.
  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request) using 3E billing workflow and
    functionality, and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies. Ensure
    invoices are sent to clients in a timely manner.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions as required to initiate payment of third-party invoices and filing fees.
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets) related to time/billing information for principals and/or
    clients.
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters when Alternate Fee Arrangements are in place.
    Ensure special rates and discounts are applied to invoices. Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.

File Management

  • Prepare engagement letters and work with the Conflicts and Records team to coordinate new file openings, matter intake, conflict search and audit requests.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, and file/scan all paper or
    electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system. Work with Support Assistants, as required, to store client files as appropriate within firm guidelines.

Business Development

  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure all necessary correspondence/documents are compiled
    for Pitches and Request for Proposals (i.e., principal bios, billing rates, etc.).

Project Management

  • Assist principals with matter/project management support as required (e.g., set up and prepare reports,
    proactively monitor and track project items and related budget information).

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Legal Administration or Office Administration is required.
  • 5+ years of Patent Prosecution experience, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience with Improtech or other Intellectual Property systems is desired.
  • Must have strong knowledge of legal terms, documents and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same
    time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Business Development Coordinator (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Business Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the department by preparing legal directory submissions, using the experience database to make updates, source missing information, extract data, and any supporting credentialing materials.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead the directories process, including administrative responsibilities, process mapping, process tracking, project management, and written components.
  • Assist with submissions to external directories and rankings organizations (Chambers, IFLR100, The Legal 500, etc.) to facilitate firm participation and maximize rankings and awards. This includes:
    • preparing draft submissions for review and keeping track of submission status at all times; o coordinating and facilitating all required meetings;
    • following up with lawyers to finalize materials for submission;
    • coordinating research calls between practice areas and directory publications;
    • compiling all preparatory materials in advance of practice area interviews (i.e., submissions, past year's rankings, peer intelligence, etc.);
    • maintaining a calendar of submission deadlines and research schedules; and o acting as communication lead for directory related correspondence.
  • Coordinate development of new hire lawyer bios and updates to lawyers’ biographies post-submission.
  • Draft and finalize content for various directories’ web pages.
  • Update the experience database with details on firm transactions and case information as used in directories. Identify and source missing details through internal sources.
  • Provide support in the production of proposals, pitches, and brochures.
  • Sort and produce ad hoc reports on various business development activities and outcomes.
  • Provide administrative support as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing or Business, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1-2 years related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proven success providing end-to-end coordination and organization of written materials with delivery to deadlines.
  • Solid business acumen; knowledge of corporate transactional and litigation processes and terminology is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be resourceful and independently identify, and source out missing information.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands-on approach; driven by delivery and end results.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced, ambitious, self-driven driven mid-level law clerk to join our Corporate Department, working closely with the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team in Toronto, working with startup technology companies at all stages (from incorporation through to sale/IPO) and the investors that finance them. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, resourceful, highly detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and is comfortable using a range of new technologies. Working hand in hand with lawyers, other law clerks and clients, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with managing corporate transactions and ongoing client relationships. This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a dynamic, entrepreneurial and energetic transaction-based legal team, with a significant opportunity for professional growth, learning and client contact.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4-7 years’ experience as a corporate clerk in-house or at a law firm, or experience with startups, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • coordinating and overseeing client onboarding;
    • familiarity with corporate documents, in particular those related to incorporations, corporate financings, issuances of equity etc.;
    • maintaining corporate records and capitalization tables;
    • preparing initial drafts of form agreements, resolutions, closing documents and share certificates;
    • assisting with equity incentive plan implementation and administration; and
    • maintaining corporate transaction checklists and managing client and investor communications.
  • excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills; be dependable and have excellent follow-through on outstanding tasks.
  • strong communication and client service skills; able to maintain strong client relationships.
  • a flexible attitude to job roles as well as a willingness to contribute wherever needed. The ideal candidate will take full ownership of their core responsibilities and will be comfortable with those responsibilities evolving with the changing needs of the practice group.
  • working knowledge of the OBCA, CBCA, and other corporate statutes.
  • proficiency and comfort with technology, including spreadsheets (Excel), equity management software and transaction management tools (and a willingness to learn new technology-based tools).
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent), University degree would be a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Private Funds Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven mid-level private funds law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and sound judgment. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience as a corporate law clerk specializing in private funds, including exposure to some or all of the following:

General Corporate

    • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, securities filings, etc.
    • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers
    • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities
    • assisting with maintenance of precedents and practice resources (e.g. template side letter, client protocols, standard side letter provisions)
    • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results
    • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
      • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
      • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
      • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.

Fund Formation

    • Reviewing completed subscription agreements for all investors
    • Updating securities (accredited investor/permitted client) questionnaires in subscription agreements
    • Preparing closing sets to be distributed to clients
    • Putting together side letter compendia for MFN purposes
    • Forming of various entities, including – Fund, General Partner, Manager, Carried Interest LP
    • Preparing initial LPAs and other documents related to entity formations (short form subscriptions, corporate bylaws/articles etc.)
    • Preparing resolutions and officers’ certificates for opinion purposes and governance
    • Post-closing filings and maintenance (PPM filings, annual returns etc.)

Investor Fund Review

    • Drafting first draft of side letter based on template
    • Completing subscription agreements and KYC/AML documents
      • Maintaining precedent subscription agreements and KYC/AML documents for various clients
    • Assisting with MFN review
    • Preparing closing sets to be distributed to clients
  • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (eg. CBCA and OBCA).
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
  • Experience using CorpLink or another corporate records software will be considered an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let Kim know.

Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. The successful candidate will receive extensive training and mentoring from our existing team of tax lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of tax law experience;
  • membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • successful completion of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3);
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, including financings, employee compensation and international aspects related thereto;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity and Inclusion.

Click here to apply online.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Legal Practice Assistant, Litigation (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Legal Practice Assistant is responsible for the administrative side of the principal’s practice.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal/Client Support

  • Act as key contact for all matters relating to:
    • coordinating travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and travel expense reports;
    • completing LSUC renewal applications, and tracking CPD credits; and
    • updating bios, internal and external conferences, and liaising with Boards, etc.
  • Prepare client correspondence in accordance with the requirements set by the principal/practice group, as required.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms, and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities (i.e., set up/maintain tickler system to ensure principals engage with clients on a regular basis).
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications, and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen, and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals. Respond to routine inquiries and requests from clients, and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the firm.
  • Provide backup support when other Legal Practice Assistants are absent, are at capacity, and/or managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with others in their team/quad in scheduling vacation, breaks/lunches, and absenteeism time to ensure principals are well supported.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required (e.g., Facilities, Marketing, etc.).
  • Liaise and work closely with Legal Document Specialists and Support Assistants, as appropriate, to ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Partner with principals to ensure docket time is entered by set deadlines and follow up with principals as required.
  • Monitor and review outstanding WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure timely billing.
  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request) using 3E billing workflow and functionality, and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies. Ensure invoices are sent to clients in a timely manner.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions as required to initiate payment of third-party invoices and filing fees.
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets) related to time/billing information for principals and/or clients.
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters when Alternate Fee Arrangements are in place.
  • Ensure special rates and discounts are applied to invoices. Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.

File Management

  • Prepare engagement letters and work with the Conflicts and Records team to coordinate new file openings, matter intake, conflict search and audit requests.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, and file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system. Work with Support Assistants, as required, to store client files as appropriate within firm guidelines.

Business Development

  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure all necessary correspondence/documents are compiled for Pitches and Request for Proposals (i.e., principal bios, billing rates, etc.).

Project Management

  • Assist principals with matter/project management support as required (e.g., set up and prepare reports, proactively monitor and track project items and related budget information).

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • 5+ years related experience, preferably within a legal professional services firm.
  • Must have strong knowledge of legal terms, documents and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, M&A (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-7 years’ corporate transactional practice experience, with significant experience advising clients on both public and private M&A transactions.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming significant responsibility on transactions and taking a leadership role on transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion.

Click here to apply online.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Securities Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years’ practice experience with a focus on capital markets transactions. In particular, experience acting for both issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings and private placements is essential. Candidates should also have some experience working on public mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, special committee engagements as well as advising on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters.

Applicants should have a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-4 years of securities law practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • Experience working with corporations, investment banks and financial institutions in transactions such as negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • Experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, and regulatory compliance matters;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • The ability to juggle and take responsibility for multiple files; and
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion at gbrown@torys.com or apply online here. At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion.

Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

    • drafting and reviewing standard closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
    • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
    • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
    • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
    • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
    • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
    • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Good judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

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We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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